IDinsight India is at an important juncture in its evolution. We have built a substantial and impactful body of work across sectors and states in India. We have an experienced and well-qualified team of 100+ individuals and are poised for double-digit growth well into the future. We are a values-based organization and each one of us is passionate about using data to foster a more just, prosperous, and sustainable world. We believe in staying at the cutting edge, and continuously adding and innovating new evidence tools to amplify our partners’ impact.
Building on this strong foundation, we are poised to mobilize our unique approach and expertise towards social impact with greater depth and scale. To convert the range of exciting opportunities before us into actual impact, we are searching for exceptional and entrepreneurial leaders. We stand ready to welcome the development sector’s best leaders, and invest them with autonomy and resources to ambitiously pursue impactful campaigns, projects, and thought leadership initiatives.
If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply for the Director position at IDinsight India. Directors enjoy significant autonomy to pursue objectives that are central to IDinsight’s mission, and tailored to their experiences and strengths. These include the following:
We amplify social impact by partnering with leaders to develop tailored solutions. Our mission is to use data and evidence to help leaders combat poverty worldwide.
IDinsight is a mission-driven global advisory, data analytics, and research organization that helps global development leaders maximize their social impact. We tailor a wide range of data and evidence tools, including randomized evaluations and machine learning, to help decision-makers design effective programs and rigorously test what works to support communities. We work with governments, multilateral agencies, foundations, and innovative non-profit organizations in Asia and Africa. Our work spans a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, education, health, governance, sanitation, financial inclusion, and other areas.
We have expertise in a variety of rigorous approaches and methodologies, which we tailor to each client depending on their needs and constraints. To achieve a positive social impact we:
Our diverse, growing team of roughly 180 outstanding colleagues operate in nearly two dozen countries around the world. Learn more about our mission and values at www.IDinsight.org.
The Director role will be supported by the CEO and IDinsight India’s Directors, and will assume critical responsibility for driving large pieces of IDinsight’s work and strategy in India. Further, Directors will be supported by high quality research teams, an excellent operations team that ensures a well- functioning organization, and a communications team to help amplify the Director’s voice in policy circles. A significant portion of the Director’s time, along with a small budget, will be safeguarded for research, thought leadership, professional development, and leadership coaching (optional). Directors will be also provided with bi-annual performance reviews (including feedback from peers and direct reports) to help them continuously grow and learn as professionals.
Directors will be provided significant autonomy to leverage IDinsight as a platform to drive social impact (in consonance with our mission and strategy), while also being held accountable to clear goals that they will set for themselves in consultation with the CEO and other leaders at IDinsight India.
Please note that while the role is Delhi-based we are open to new locations with existing projects and clients.
Each Director’s role will be unique and tailored to their strengths and interests. However, at a high level, the role will include the following:
This position is based in New Delhi and will likely include a good amount of domestic and international travel (around 30%, but dependent on exact role) to fulfill the responsibilities mentioned above.
We are looking for leaders who demonstrate:
We understand that no one candidate will be able to excel in all these attributes. Instead, we are looking for leaders who significantly peak in certain attributes, while meeting a minimum threshold in all attributes.
IDinsight is growing and evolving quickly. We may suggest other suitable roles to candidates who apply, based on the overlap between IDinsight’s needs and candidates’ experience and qualifications.
Skill and career development are core to IDinsight's values and long-term impact strategy, and have been noted highlights of teammates’ experiences. IDinsighters receive significant mentorship from IDinsight leadership, support from talented peers, and are given considerable autonomy when ready. They maintain professional development plans and are given "stretch" opportunities designed to strengthen a variety of skills. Real-time feedback is embedded in our culture and formal structure enables maximum professional growth. Additionally, teammates have access to an annual professional development stipend that they are encouraged to utilize to explore their career interests and develop their skills.
Dependent on relevant experience and background. Highly competitive with similar roles. Benefits include two round-trip flights to home city per year, provident fund and retirement plan, generous leave, relocation allowance, comprehensive health insurance, technology and professional development stipends. We expect a minimum commitment of two years, but are hopeful that suitable candidates will seek to build a longer career at IDinsight. Start date is flexible, with a preference for joining early.
Please apply online through our website: www.idinsight.org/careers. You will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letter should include a compelling explanation of your interest and fit for this role. Please also include your preferred start date or range. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please direct any questions to careers@IDinsight.org.
We encourage Indian citizens and Overseas Citizens of India to apply, and will accept and equally consider applications from citizens of all nationalities (and will support successful candidates to secure work authorization in India). IDinsight recognizes the negative impact of inequity and exclusion, not only in the countries and communities where we work, but within organizations. We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to organizational success, and therefore are committed to building a diverse team and creating an equitable and inclusive professional experience for each of our team members. IDinsight is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, religion/creed, caste, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, HIV status, disability, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status or any other legally protected status.
IDinsight is committed to reducing power asymmetries in the social sector. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion reflects our understanding of the need for the sector to abandon unhealthy practices of the past. We wish to be part of a new generation of international NGOs who are honest about this history and transparent about our role in the present. Our commitment is also aligned with the impact of our work.
We seek a workforce that is inclusive of a variety of perspectives that will help us refine and improve our methods and relationships, and strengthen the services we provide our clients and their communities or constituencies. The following commitments represent our vision for the IDinsight team:
IDinsight is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create a diverse and supportive workplace.